We take great pride in ensuring that Berkeley’s 10,000 graduate students, whorepresent 92 countries and all 50 states, have a full yet balanced experienceduring their time here. Groups, clubs and organizations round out theiracademic experiences, and professional training opportunities are readilyavailable. Our students enter into a community of support, guidance and fun,which we work hard to facilitate. And our family-friendly policies make ourgraduate experience attainable for all admitted students.
The University of California, Berkeley (also referred to as Berkeley, UC Berkeley, California or simply Cal) is a major public research university located in Berkeley, California. It is the flagship campus of the University of California system, one of three parts in the state's public higher education plan, which also includes the California State University system and the California Community Colleges System.
It is considered by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings as one of six university brands that lead in world reputation rankings in 2015 and is ranked third on the U.S. News' 2015 Best Global Universities rankings conducted in the U.S. and nearly 50 other countries. The Academic Ranking of World Universities(ARWU) also ranks the University of California, Berkeley, fourth in the world overall, third in engineering, fourth in social sciences and first in mathematics & life sciences. The university is also well known for producing a high number of entrepreneurs.